- Sony Biotechnology
- Sony Biotechnology
As most researchers know, all instruments have some variability and over time settings continue to drift. Obviously, instrument variability is “bad” because it can unwittingly impact your data – forcing you to re-run experiments to determine what caused data anomalies.
With the ability to easily identify and isolate single cells from a heterogeneous phenotypic population, a cell sorter is a useful tool for laboratories studying and applying the CRISPR technology as a tool for editing genes and creating single cell libraries.
Unlike most organs in the human body the liver is able to regenerate allowing donors and patients to re-grow resected tissue. The success and rate of regeneration can be negatively impacted by several factors including sub-septic conditions. One factor is LFA-1, an integrin lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1.
T-cells are part of the adaptive immune system with several subtypes including CD8+ effector T-cells and CD4+ helper T-cells. Main categories can be divided into several sub-categories. What are the critical markers to study T-cells? From the key subsets how can other subsets be defined?
Thank your super hero mom this Mother’s Day by giving her some quality time and something to remember—the gift of knowing about the work you do that makes the world a better place. To help you with what could be the best little talk ever here’s a 5-minute animation from the Royal Society that explains gene editing and the importance CRISPR-Cas-9 we hope you will find useful. Happy Mother’s Day to all, thank you for what you do. Video: What is gene editing and how does it work?
With literally thousands of commercially available fluorochrome conjugated antibodies for flow cytometry, there are many choices for your application. In many cases several clones are available to the same target. How do you evaluate which clones are best for your research?
Cell sorting is a valuable technique for isolating cells from mixed populations. This technique can be challenging when working with tissues such as brain, as it requires single cell suspensions. With recent advances in genome editing and fluorescent protein applications, the interest in sorting brain cells has been increasing. Several studies have been published in which scientists have successfully isolated stem cells from whole brain homogenate using cell sorting.
Guidelines for sorting brain cells.
To identify and test new treatments for cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. has opened a new laboratory in Lexington, MA. The team of 25 will focus on the discovery of promising drugs for both common and rare mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. For cell sorting the lab selected the Sony SH800 (placed inside a biosafety cabinet).